In the UK today, the threat of healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s) is alarming, with approximately 300,000 patients contracting an illness whilst being treated in healthcare premises. That accounts for a cost of around £1 billion (GBP) to an already financially strained National Health Services (NHS). It has also been revealed that patients are remaining in the hospital an extra 3.6 million days a year in the UK due to these infections; meaning healthcare professionals have less time to focus on new admittances.Read More
Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog
Antimicrobial resistance has gained notoriety as one of the most pressing public health issues the world faces today. It is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, as well as undermining many other advances in health and medicine.Read More
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick.” Miuccia Prada.
We have a choice each day to look powerful, confident, elegant and chic through our clothing. The look we don’t want to present is “germy”; our clothing covered in bacteria. Especially true if we happen to be healthcare workers, or their patients. And even if our contact with patients is quick, it can be a problem.Read More
What are dogs really known for? Are they soft and cuddly? Man’s best friend? The fact: all are true, but one thing about dogs that we know to be true, is that they have an impeccable sense of smell.
Admit it. Have you ever behaved a certain way because you knew someone was watching? Maybe you wanted to impress someone or maybe you just didn’t want to be embarrassed.
The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to the installation of billions of touchscreens, both in our personal possession and in public use, such as at hospitals, airports, schools, restaurants, public transit, banks and government offices.Read More